Priory St Brannocks

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About this location

St Brannocks is located in New Romney, Kent. The residential service supports six males and females who have varied disabilities, including people who are on the autism spectrum. Our home is situated off a main road, less than 10 minutes’ walk to the town centre.

Our team are dedicated to providing a safe and homely environment, where all the people we care for can make their own choices about the support they receive. We want to improve and positively impact on the lives of our residents.

We can also support those who have:

  • Difficulties with communication
  • Mild to moderate behaviours that challenge
  • Epilepsy
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • A physical disability

Services at a glance

There are a total of six bedrooms at the site. Of these:
4 are on the ground floor

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St Brannocks Dymchurch Road New Romney Kent TN28 8UF

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

St Brannocks is set in a spacious, detached dormer bungalow. We have six bedrooms in total, with four of the bedrooms being on the ground floor. We have a variety of communal areas within the home, including:

  • A large lounge with plenty of seating
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Well-equipped activities room
  • Utility room
  • Communal bathroom
  • Communal wet room
  • Conservatory

The service also has its own garden, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Wheelchair access
  • Vegetable patch
  • Activities room in the garden

We also have specialised equipment within the home, such as mobility aids. In addition, we have a site vehicle to help us to meet the needs of the people we support.

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. One of our bedrooms offers wheelchair access.

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at St Brannocks has their own person-centred care plan, which is co-produced with input from the individual, their family members and professionals involved in their care. We aim to help everyone in our care to make their own choices about the support they receive. This may include support in a number of areas, such as going out in the community, personal care, cooking and cleaning, and maintaining family relationships.

We also have support from a local multidisciplinary team, to offer services such as:

  • Positive behaviour support (PBS)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Psychology

In addition, we use tools such as the Outcomes Star™, including the Life Star and Spectrum Star, and the Recovery Model, to support our residents to achieve their goals. The lengths of the placements that we offer at St Brannocks can be medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at St Brannocks has their own personalised activities planner and are encouraged to take part in activities which are meaningful and fulfilling to them. Our dedicated team organise a variety of activities at the home, as well as out in the community.

We focus on supporting our residents to grow their independence. For some people, this may mean developing their daily living skills within the home. For others, this could be accessing work or educational opportunities in the local community.


Through our network of healthcare, residential and supported living facilities, we provide unique care pathways which help the people we support to progress towards greater independence. Every individual we support is provided with a bespoke pathway plan, tailored according to their individual needs. We aim to ensure that each person is supported to live a fulfilling and active life in the community. At St Brannocks we have close links with Priory Supported Living Kent.

Our team

Our highly experienced team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support workers
  • Senior support workers

Our team receive specialist staff training, designed to meet the needs of each individual we support. This includes:

  • Makaton training
  • Epilepsy training
  • Autism specialist training
  • Mental health awareness training
  • People handling tier two training

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At Priory, we want to ensure we provide the very best service to each individual we support. Contact us for more information, or to make a referral.

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About the local area


St Brannocks is less than 10 minutes’ walk to New Romney. Nearby amenities include:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Post office
  • College
  • Park
  • Library
  • Cinema
  • Nature reserve/national park
  • Leisure centre

Transport links

St Brannocks also has nearby transport links, including:

  • A local bus stop is a 2-minute walk
  • Ashford train station is a 20-minute drive
  • M20 is 25 minutes’ drive away

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A message from our site leader

I am very proud of the outcomes our residents have achieved so far with positive and on-going support from the staff team

St Brannocks’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

I like my friends at St Brannocks. The staff and manager are my friends. The staff cook good food. I have really good activities on my timetable
Person supported by St Brannocks St Brannocks

Resident stories

Tom's story

Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

We support our residents to maintain family contact, and this can include facilitating visits to family homes or events.

Can friends and families visit?

We request that any visits are planned in advance, but everyone is welcome. Residents have a busy activity planner, which family and friends are welcome to join in. Unfortunately, we cannot cater for visitors to stay overnight.

Will I be involved and kept up to date with the progress of my loved one’s care and support?

We organise regular phone calls and meetings to ensure families are kept informed. This will be organised on an individual basis, to figure out a way that works for each family.

Will my loved one be able to have a phone or call me?

Our home offers a cordless phone and a tablet for video calls, which can be used by residents at any time. Many also have their own mobile phone, and can stay in touch independently.

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all furnished, and residents are supported to personalise them to suit their needs and wishes, and can bring their own furnishings and décor. Some of the furniture has been purchased to suit the needs of the service specification, so may not be removable.

Are external doors kept locked?

Our external gates are locked, however every residents is risk assessed for their security needs. They can enjoy our large rear garden area, moving freely in and out of the building.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

Residents are supported to choose and prepare what they want to eat, with advice on food preparation and special dietary requirements provided, if required. We want all residents to enjoy their diet, as well as make sure they are eating a variety of healthy foods.

How does laundry work?

We have a separate laundry room for residents to do their own laundry, and can support with this, to help people develop their skills in this area. However, we always provide clean clothes and bedding.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

Most of our residents undertake domiciliary tasks, with support from staff. The people at St Brannocks take pride in their environment, and participate in cleaning tasks as part of their activities of daily living.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Items such as non-approved drugs and medications, solvent-based products and lighters, are restricted. We would advise that family heirlooms or valuable items are not brought into the home.

How do activities work?

A personalised activities planner is developed for every resident. We provide lots of opportunities to take part in fun and interesting past times both in the home and out in the community. Their key worker will develop the plan in consultation with our residents, to ensure we take into account their preferences, hobbies and goals.

How will residents be supported with their behavioural needs?

We use the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® framework, which means we focus on proactive strategies, rather than physical intervention. We require our care plans which include restrictions to be assessed frequently, and advocate for an approach which is least restrictive.

Do residents and families have an input into the care plans?

Yes, everyone is encouraged to be involved in the development of care plans. We can use communication tools to ensure residents can make choices about the support they receive. We also value other important input from those in the person’s wider circle of support, where appropriate.

What are the car parking facilities?

We have private parking for eight cars.

What is the smoking policy?

We have a designated area in the garden for residents to smoke or to vape, and they can be supported to purchase cigarettes at the shop, if this is what they choose.

What are your fees and how are they funded?

Our fees can vary, and are based on an assessment of each individual's needs. Many people are eligible for financial help towards the cost of support, and this funding can be accessed by contacting your local authority. Once funding has been agreed, we will work with your local care team to put together a bespoke package of care. Please note, referrals for NHS or Local Authority funded services must come from a referring organisation.

How to make a referral

Our service provides high quality support to people with varying levels of need. Referrals can be made through the individual’s social care team or, if relevant, their local health authority. If you are a professional looking to make a referral, please call us or fill in our enquiry form.

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